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Celebrity Denny Kwan has had her one-year ban for her provocative dressing lifted. facebook

Denny Kwan ban lifted

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts’ disciplinary council on Friday decided to lift a one-year working ban given to an actress who refused to tone down her provacative attire.

Thai Norak Satya, spokesman of the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, said on Sunday that measures taken against celebrity Denny Kwan were garnering positive results.

“Her attitude has changed, and she has engaged in social and humanitarian works. Therefore we decided that we would lift the ban,” Satya said, noting they had been initially called to act by a public outcry.

“People critique the ministry for ignoring such things. So we work on it.”

Satya said that while the ministry cannot directly prevent those in the entertainment industry from hiring her, owners of entertainment companies complied. He said the act wasn’t meant to restrict women.

Kwan could not be reached for comment. However, in comments posted to Facebook, she stated that she accepted the decision.

Ros Sopheap, head of Gender and Development for Cambodia, raised the concern that women in the entertainment industry would be more fearful of expressing themselves, as they don’t want to face a similar ban.

“Now when the ministry was successful in banning her, it makes other women scared, and there is no space for women in her profession.”

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